The Mets haven't decided whether OF Tim Tebow will be invited to play in big league games during Spring Training, GM Sandy Alderson said Tuesday.
"That's a decision we'll make some time in the near future," Alderson said, adding that there's "no benefit" to having him in big league camp.
Mets manager Terry Collins said earlier Tuesday that Tebow would play for the Mets during Grapefruit League games this spring, even if he's in minor-league camp
However, late last month, Tebow would not say if he plans to attend Spring Training.
"I'm taking it day-by-day," Tebow told the NY Post, while visiting police officers with Jeff Wilpon at the NYPD's 105th Precinct in Queens Village.
Tebow, who signed a $100,000 contract to join the Mets this past summer, hit .194 with a .296 OBP, no home runs, three doubles and 20 strikeouts in 19 games during October's Arizona Fall League.
"It was a lot of fun," Tebow told MLB.com's Jim Callis. "It was a great learning opportunity. I got the chance to work a lot and really improve. ... I felt I improved every single week."
Tebow runs the bases (Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports).
In late October, MLB scouts told MetsBlog's Matthew Cerrone that, while Tebow showed improvements as the AFL moved on, he is still a long ways away from having the needed skills to be a big-league player. And, at 29 years old, it's hard to image how he makes up for lost time.